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ASM Research wins contract to help modernize VA e-health records system

ASM Research won a three-year, $162 million contract to help modernize the electronic health records system at the Veterans Affairs Department. The VistA system has been at the center of a modernization and expansion debate for years.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , VistA , ASM Research , DoD , e-health records

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 03:35pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , William LaPlante , Alan Chvotkin , industry , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health record , health IT , technology , information sharing , VistA , AHLTA , Frank Kendall , Mike Michaud , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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DoD to pursue commercial alternative to VA's VistA

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to turn to the commercial marketplace for an integrated electronic health records solution rather than adopting VA' Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. He cited market research that showed turning to the competitive process would generate reduced cost and technical risk for DoD.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , VA , VistA , EHR , Frank Kendall , Jessica Wright , health IT , technology , Michael O

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:04am EDT

VA-DoD health record saga becomes fodder for comedy show

The promise of a single a joint electronic health record system has long stymied the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. And now it's drawn the attention of late-night comedy show "The Daily Show."

Tags: VA , DoD , EHR , The Daily Show , Jon Stewart , health IT , VistA

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:20pm EDT

VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying out a new system of contests to make upgrades to its electronic medical record system. The agency plans to award up to three prizes worth $3 million to vendors who create open-source based components to VistA.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , VistA , VMBS , health IT , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:32am EST
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VA issues stop-work order on crucial element of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a stop-work order on a key component of the integrated electronic health record system it isdeveloping with the Defense Department. Virginia-based ASM Research won the $103 million contract.

Tags: VA , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , health IT , contracting , acquisition , technology , Roger Baker , e-health , Emily Kopp , mobile computing , ASM Research , budget

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:07am EST
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Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA's VistA electronic health records system.
November 17, 2011(Encore presentation December 29, 2011)

Tags: technology , Howard Hays , Indian Health Service , health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Department of Veteran Affairs , DoD , electronic health records , telemedicine , VistA

Friday - 11/18/2011, 12:58am EST
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All things Microsoft

Kim Nelson
Director of EGov
Microsoft
October 20th, 2009

Tags: tech , contracting , green technologies , operating sytems , Windows 7 , VistA , servers

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 12:00pm EDT

Dept. of Veterans Affairs revamps health IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking for help to improve its innovative health IT system, Ed Meagher, is leading that initiative for the Industry Advisory Council.

Tags: technology , IT , Veterans Affairs , Ed Meagher , VistA

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 05:46pm EDT
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